The business internship #1 position provides exposure and hands on experience in the following areas:

  • Exposition Planning and Administration
  • Financial Accounting (non-profit)
  • Facility Fiscal Management
  • Box Office Functions
  • Media/Press/Public Relations
  • Event Settlement
  • Guest Service
  • Concessions/Novelties
  • Industry Knowledge and Terminology
  • Client/Promoter Relations
  • Advertising and Promotions
  • Plus much more!

The business internship offers a unique and flexible variety of opportunities for students.

The business intern works closely with their supervisor, as well as the Associate Director and Assistant Director, in a wide range of daily activities.

If you are looking for a career in any of the following areas, the O’Connell Center Business office is the right place for you:

  • Facility Management
  • Journalism
  • General Management
  • Financing
  • Marketing
  • Accounting
  • Convention Planning
  • Special Event Planning
  • Advertising and Public Relations

“What an eclectic internship! I learned the financial side of how the O’Connell Center works and how the inputs (i.e. employee records, event settlements, payroll, etc.) lead to a coherent output that is our sporting events and shows. A few examples of the opportunities I had at the Dome included photographing basketball games, researching potential artists, and reconciling our purchasing cards – a wide variety of activities that made every day different.”

–Mackenzie, Fall 2017

“Working at the O’Connell Center has been such a rewarding experience because the work I accomplished has provided me with a higher level of confidence and level of proficiency to tackle future endeavors. Also, as the business intern, your days are always entertaining because you’re exposed to so much of the behind the scenes action, the staff is wonderful to work with, and you are engaged in a wide variety of tasks and activities throughout your internship.”

-John, Business Intern, Spring 2011

“The O’Connell Center provides a great opportunity to learn about the business practices needed for event management, it is an engaging and fun environment where each day is different.”

-Nicole, Business Intern, Spring 2010